Palatella Succeeds Shatz as Nation's Literary Editor


The Nation recently announced that books editor Adam Shatz is stepping down after four years to take a position at the London Review of Books. Shatz will be succeeded by John Palatella, who will be the magazine's new literary editor covering books and the arts.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, the editor in chief of the Nation, "America's oldest and most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news," told Publishers Weekly last week that the Nation's commitment to books coverage is stronger than ever, but that Palatella will be bringing more essays about literature and pop culture into the arts section.